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The Student Loan Bubble Looks like “Déjà Vu”

Higher education is following the same pattern that housing did in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. Just like in housing during the previous decade, a student lending “bubble” is now being inflated by heavy federal interventions that could have severe unintended consequences.

Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts

Three Things 2012 Taught Us About Unions

January 08, 2013 J

By Casey Given 2012 was a historic year for labor relations. From the halls of Washington, DC to the Great Lake states’ capitals, Americans watched numerous union dramas unfold for better or worse. Here are three lessons we can draw from this important year, marching forward in the fight for workers’ rights and fiscal responsibility: [...]

Setting the Record Straight on Right-to-Work and Wages

January 07, 2013 J

By Casey Given One of the most dizzying economic debates today surrounds right-to-work’s effects on workers’ wages. A simple Google search on the subject reaps a plethora of conflicting data about whether right-to-work laws increase or decrease worker compensation. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research, for example, reports that residents of right-to-work states earn [...]

Right-to-Work’s Freeloader Fairytale

December 14, 2012 J

By Casey Given Michigan’s historic passage of right-to-work on Wednesday is a victory not only over forced unionization but over misinformation as well. For decades, union bosses and their political puppets have spread half-truths and straight-up lies in desperate attempt to shift public opinion towards saving union-shop laws – where workers are compelled to pay [...]

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